Category Archive: Books & Media

Evening Book Group

Tuesday January 26, 2016
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

This month our selection is Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.

“Far from the Madding Crowd is perhaps the most pastoral of Hardy’s Wessex novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene, whose wayward nature leads her to both tragedy and true love.”                             Amazon Editors

Newcomers are welcome. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk for checkout.

Location: Keyes Meeting Room

History Book Club

Wednesday January 20, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it  by Gina Kolata

“Gina Kolata, a science reporter for The New York Times, has exposed a chink in the armor of American complacency with her book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It. Her account of a common malady’s appalling potential for destructiveness neatly taps into the apocalyptic shadows that haunt humankind. Though Kolata is a serious and sensible investigator who is interested only in informing her public, her book makes for chilling reading.”    Literary Masterpieces ENotes

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.

Morning Book Group

Thursday January 14, 2016
10:00 AM until 11:15 AM

Our selection this month is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.
“In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.”  Publisher summary

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.

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